July 11, 2007 RSS feed / Features

CALDC Summer Fun Children's Series Opens

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) has started the 2007 Summer Fun Children's Series. More...

P.S. 78 Graduate Wins Comptroller's Award

Ten-year-old Michael Volberg was valedictorian of the class of 2007 of P.S. 78, Long Island City. More...

The Platters Appear In Astoria Park

The Central Astoria Local Development Coalition (CALDC) Waterfront Concert Series is in full swing. The 25th anniversary celebration continued with the Platters, on Thursday, July 5 at 7:30 p.m. More...

MetroCard Bus, Van Coming To Queens

MTA New York City Transit MetroCard buses and vans will make scheduled stops in Queens during the month of July as indicated below. More...

Hudson Valley Farmers Bring Fresh Produce To Queens

There's nothing better or healthier to eat than fresh fruits and vegetables, and three Farmers' Markets will open for the season in Queens the weekend of July 6-8. More...

Gertrude Murray Dies At 91

Gertrude M. Murray, nee Holden, died June 28. She was 91 years old. Born Aug. 26, 1915, she was a resident of Astoria since 1940. She moved to Newton, New Jersey in 2004. Her husband, William, predeceased her in 1997. More...

Borough-Wide Blotter

109th Precinct Hunt Bank Bandit Queens detectives are seeking help from the public to identify and locate a brazen bandit who held up a Flushing bank on July 5. More...

On the brief side...

NYC Sales Tax Ended Governor Eliot Spitzer has signed into law legislation which eliminates the New York City portion of the sales tax on all clothing and footwear purchases made in the city, the bill's sponsor, state Senator Frank Padavan, announ More...

Recycle Air Conditioners, Be Eligible For Cash Vouchers

Residential and multifamily building customers of Con Edison electric service can turn in old, working room air conditioners at 48th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Arcadians Were First Inhabitants Of Paphos

Love. Aphrodite. These words conjure the image of Paphos, Cyprus, where Aphrodite, goddess of love, was born from the sea foam. The famed and widely acclaimed Temple of Aphrodite is located there. More...

St. John's Prep Celebrates Faculty And Staff

At a luncheon marking the end of the school year, St. John's Preparatory School saluted three faculty members and one staff member on their retirements as well as celebrating significant milestones of four members of the faculty. More...

Queens College Accepts On-Campus Housing Plan

Administrators at Queens College of the City University of New York (CUNY) selected Capstone Development Corporation to work with them on the design and construction of the proposed, on-campus, residence halls. More...

Neighborhood News

Discovery Channel Seeks Troop Photos Officials at the Discovery cable channel are urging family members to submit videos and photos of relatives and friends serving in the Iraq conflict for broadcast in an upcoming documentary. More...

Gotbaum, Red Cross Launch Emergency Prep Tour

As New York City moves into the season of hurricanes and blackouts, Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum has called on New Yorkers to take simple steps to prepare themselves. More...

Congestion Pricing Inquiry Rebuts Bloomberg Proposal

Assemblymember Richard L. More...

Steps To Take For A Healthy Swimming Season

With summer in full swing, state Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D. recommends a number of steps New Yorkers can take to ensure a healthy swimming season. "Swimming is great family fun and great exercise," Daines said. More...

Sanit Worker Rides Hog For Cystic Fibrosis

Sanitation Worker Ed "Shevy" Shevlin of Queens East District 14 will drive his Harley Davidson motorcycle cross country and back starting July 14 from Rockaway Beach, New York, to Rockaway Beach, Oregon, to help raise awareness for cystic fibrosis, More...

Freeze Your Identity, Make It Harder To Steal

Identity theft is a serious crime that is widespread and costly for those who have had their identities stolen. Money, months, and years, can be spent cleaning up the mess thieves have made of one's good name and credit record. More...

Con Ed Tips To Beat The Heat

With rising temperatures and higher humidity expected, Con Edison will continue to have extra crews available to respond to any service problems. More...

The Pulpit

Atonement Lutheran: •Sunday worship services in English at 10:15 a.m. More...

Gioia Opens Greenmarket In Sunnyside Playground

City Councilmember Eric Gioia cut the ceremonial ribbon to open a new greenmarket at Torney Playground on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside on July 7. More...

Maureen Rizzo Dies At 73

Maureen R. Rizzo, a long-time resident of Astoria, died June 25 at White Plains Hospital surrounded by her family. She was 73 years old. Born Dec. 5, 1933 to Walter and Mildred (Campbell) Tierney, she married Rocco A. Rizzo in August 1952. More...

Queens GOP Honors Good Samaritan

Queens County Republican Party Chairman Phil Ragusa presents Fresh Meadows resident Jagmohan Dilawri with the Party's Award for Outstanding Citizenship on July 2. Dilawri defended a Francis Lewis H.S. More...

Library Doors Will Be Open Saturdays

Funding was passed recently to expand library hours to at least six days per week in all libraries and for more new books and other library materials. Cambria Heights and Long Island City branches began Saturday hours on July 7 from 10 a.m. More...

114th Precinct Police Seize 11 Boxes Of Fireworks

Officers of the 114th Precinct executed the 28th search warrant and made the precinct's first publicized fireworks arrest of 2007 on Monday, June 25. More...

LIC Bakery Is NFP Of the Year

Artisan Baking Center in Long Island City, dedicated to education in the food industry, was honored as Not-for-Profit of the Year at the New York Industrial Retention Network's (NYIRN ) annual breakfast in Manhattan in late June. More...

Archbishop Molloy H.S. Earns MSCSS Accreditation

Archbishop Molloy H.S. has received accreditation through the Middle States Association Commission on Secondary Schools (MSCSS). More...

QCA Seeks Grant Applications

The Queens Council on the Arts (QCA) invites Queens artists and nonprofit organizations providing cultural services to apply for funding. Grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. More...

Former Lumberyard To Become Residences

Crews are tearing down a long-shuttered building that housed a lumberyard at 32nd Street and Astoria Boulevard to make room for a sprawling residential development at the site. More...

Lawyer Nabbed Taping Colleagues

An attorney from Queens who worked for Manhattan Legal Aid was charged last week with aiming a camcorder disguised as a clock at female co-workers to catch images of the women as they changed in and out of their courthouse attire. More...

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